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  • The US dollar index rebounded sharply Friday after hitting a multi-month low, as investors reevaluated their positions amid global developments. The dollar index, a weighted average of the greenback’s performance against six major currencies, advanced 0.65 percent to 79.88. The markets were in risk-off mode Friday, as tensions in the Ukraine overshadowed market developments elsewhere.

  • The US dollar index edged higher Thursday, rebounding from a six-and-a-half month low amid signs Russian President Vladimir Putin was taking steps to diffuse escalating conflict in the Ukraine. The US dollar index, a weighted average of the greenback’s performance versus six major peers, rose 0.21 percent to 79.37. Broad weakness has underscored the dollar’s

  • David Becker

    Implied volatility on US stocks moved lower on Tuesday and is poised to again retrace despite ominous signs that should have investors leery of riskier assets. Tensions in Ukraine are heating up while the world’s second largest economy continues to grow at a pace that is less than its historical norm. China’s GDP growth slowed

  • David Becker

    The dollar gained traction on Monday as tensions in Ukraine are starting to escalate. Military forces sympathetic to Russia, have taken over a couple of cities in the eastern part of Ukraine and have incited unrest in more. The position and weapons of those forces is leading NATO to conclude that Putin is seeking the

  • H.S. Borji

    The British pound was weaker Tuesday, falling to its lowest level in nearly five weeks amid signs Russia is planning to absorb the Black Sea Peninsula. Speaking in front of Russian parliament, President Vladimir Putin officially recognized Crimea’s call to join the Russian Federation. The speech came just days after an overwhelming majority of Crimeans

  • H.S. Borji

    Economic expectations for Germany declined sharply this month, as escalating conflict in the Crimea region dampened expert optimism over the health of Europe’s largest economy. Germany’s Economic Sentiment Index fell from 55.7 to 46.6 this month, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) reported today in Mannheim, Germany. The consensus called for a reading of

  • Analysis and Opinion » The Shorts are On the Ropes
    March 18, 2014, 14:48 GMT

    US stocks started the Tuesday trading session on a positive note following up Monday’s solid rally. Russian President Putin’s comments on Tuesday were the catalyst for higher prices and could lead to further short covering up to the top end of the current range. Vladimir Putin has authorized a draft treaty for Crimea to join

  • Volatility in the equity markets has edged lower in Monday as a result of the People’s Bank of China easing the band on the Chinese Yuan, and the passing of a referendum vote by the Crimean people in Ukraine. These events will continue to keep volatility elevated, but later in the week, the Fed will

  • H.S. Borji

    Tension in the global financial markets reached a boiling point Friday after Russian President Vladimir Putin defended his country’s military intervention in the Crimea region of the Ukraine. In a telephone conversation with US President Barack Obama, Putin brushed off warnings from the world’s biggest superpower, saying Russia would not ignore calls for help from